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Old 12-17-21, 10:11 AM
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Bikes: 1984 & 1990 Marinoni Specials - 1990 Bianchi Sika - 1993 Cannondale M800 - 1996 GT Zaskar - 1993 Kona Kilauea - 1987 Ritchey Ascent - 1996 Rocky Mountain Vertex - 2008 Kona Dogma - 1976 Schwinn Suburban - 1994 Kuwahara Makai

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Don’t mind the black tape in place of a handlebar grip which is temporary while I wait on the stem. It’s built up as far as I can go with it.

I’m super happy with the paint/decals. I can’t wait to ride it again. Also, it’s great to have a late 80s MTB to add to my (2) steel & (3) aluminum vintage 90s MTBs.

Here is the build detail:
FRAME: Tom Ritchey 4130 (Tange), Double-butted seamless Chrome-moly, ovalized seat tube at the bottom bracket, reinforcing seat collar with cold forged vertical dropouts. Weight: 5 lbs 2 oz (2325g). Price: $600. Year: 1987.

​​FORK: Tom Ritchey 4130 (Tange) rigid unicrown Chrome-moly. Weight: 780g. Rake: 1.87 in.

WHEELS: Weight: 2096g - Rear wheel (1159g) Front wheel (937g)
HUBS Front: Shimano Deore XT HB-M730 (140g), Rear: Shimano Deore XT FH-M730 (356g)​
SPOKES 36 - 3X Stainless Steel 14 gauge spokes, brass nipples​
RIMS Araya RM-20, 27 mm wide (970g)​


REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore XT RD-M735 (250g)​
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore XT FD-M730 (111g)​
CHAIN KMC (300g)​
CRANKSET Shimano Deore XT FC-M730 175mm ; 58 - 94mm bolt spacing (734g)​
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano Deore XT BB-UN71 (244g)​
REAR COGS Shimano Deore XT CS-M730 six speed 13-30T (287g)​
PEDALS Suntour XC II (439g)​


FRONT BRAKE Shimano Deore XT BR-M732 (170g w/ brake shoes)​
REAR BRAKE Shimano Deore XT BR-M733 U brake (265g w/ brake shoes)​
BRAKE LEVERS Ritchey Logic (180g)​
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Deore XT SL-M730 (185g)​
HANDLEBAR Zoom (161g)​
STEM Ritchey Force 130 mm (370g)​
HEADSET Tange Falcon (190g)​
SADDLE Selle Italia Turbo 1980 (310g)​
SEATPOST Kalloy Uno 26.8 (220g)​
TIRES Panaracer – 26 X 2.1 Smoke (rear) Dart (front) (1194g)​
TUBES (293g)​
SKEWERS Shimano Deore XT (193g)​
CRANK BOLTS Titanium (20g)​
HANDLEBAR GRIPS Ritchey WCS True (45g)​
SEATPOST BINDER BOLT Shimano Deore XT (76g)​
TOTAL WEIGHT: 25 lbs 10 oz
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